The Best Skate Punk Bands Bands/Musicians

The Best Skate Punk Bands

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This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s you see who skate punk fans think are the best bands in skate punk music. Originally a derivative of the West Coast hardcore punk scene, skate punk gets its name for its popularity within the skating community. Skate punk can be defined as melodic hardcore punk that when combined with the high energy of straightforward punk rock creates a sound that's distinctly associate with skateboarders. Emerging in the early 1980s in Southern California, Arizona, and Texas, skate punk has become one of the most popular forms of punk rock. In the late 1990s, the genre exploded into the mainstream and hasn't looked back since. Though some may associate skate punk and pop punk together, they're different genre and shouldn't be confused.


So, what are the best skate punk bands? Any list of skate punk bands has to include the likes of NOFX, Bad Religion, Blink 182, Rancid, Pennywise, and the Descendents. When you think of skater music, these are the groups that likely jump to the front of your mind. These bands have managed to endure over the years, especially when compared to other good skate punk bands. Regardless of mainstream popularity, the best skate punk bands should be at near the top of this poll. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best skate punk bands. If you notice that a band isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best skate punk bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest skate punk rock bands ever?"

If you're a skate punk that knows about the genre, please vote based for the bands that have put out your favorite skateboarding songs. Even if you don't skate, vote up your skate punk bands. 
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Melodic hardcore

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  2. 2
    + 2,039
    - 302

    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore

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  3. 3
    + 2,901
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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Skate punk

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  4. 4
    + 1,933
    - 314

    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Rock music

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  5. 5
    + 1,640
    - 318

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  6. 6
    + 1,376
    - 376

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Street punk

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  7. 7
    + 1,336
    - 371

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  8. 8
    + 1,135
    - 354

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  9. 9
    + 1,313
    - 490

    Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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  10. 10
    + 1,621
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    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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  11. 11
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    - 370

    added by MaximePerreault
    Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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  12. 12
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    - 333

    Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Melodic hardcore

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  13. 13
    + 456
    - 157

    added by Rick Brown
    Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  14. 14
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    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  15. 15
    + 323
    - 86

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

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  16. 16
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    - 306

    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  17. 17
    + 657
    - 292

    added by JohnSphar
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  18. 18
    + 557
    - 236

    added by JohnSphar
    Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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  19. 19
    + 433
    - 161

    added by Phillip Oertel
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

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  20. 20
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    - 369

    Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly

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  21. 21
    + 557
    - 249

    added by JohnSphar
    Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk

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  22. 22
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    No image

    added by Frederick Boucher

  23. 23
    + 573
    - 267

    added by JohnSphar
    Pop punk, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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  24. 24
    + 670
    - 337

    added by JesseBailey
    Pop punk, Ska punk, Alternative rock

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  25. 25
    + 746
    - 390

    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  26. 26
    + 649
    - 337

    Straight edge, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  27. 27
    + 678
    - 358

    Pop punk, Christian punk, Skate punk

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  28. 28
    + 493
    - 234

    added by JohnSphar
    Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  29. 29
    + 483
    - 228

    added by JohnSphar
    Ska punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  30. 30
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    - 517

    Pop punk, Rapcore, Melodic hardcore

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  31. 31
    + 390
    - 217

    added by JohnSphar
    Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

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  32. 32
    + 350
    - 197

    added by JohnSphar
    Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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  33. 33
    + 369
    - 216

    added by JohnSphar
    Horror punk, Pop punk, New Wave

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  34. 34
    + 282
    - 156

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

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  35. 35
    + 323
    - 195

    added by JohnSphar
    Crossover thrash, Metalcore, New York hardcore

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  36. 36
    + 357
    - 227

    added by MaximePerreault
    Pop punk, Punk rock

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  37. 37
    + 319
    - 207

    added by JohnSphar
    Noise rock, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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  38. 38
    + 243
    - 140

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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  39. 39
    + 180
    - 86

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

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  40. 40
    + 276
    - 173

    added by Simon Lacroix
    Horror punk, Neo-progressive rock, Gothic rock

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  41. 41
    + 207
    - 112

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska

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  42. 42
    + 177
    - 87

    added by Frederick Boucher
    Pop punk, Pop music, Skate punk

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  43. 43
    + 305
    - 208

    added by JohnSphar
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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  44. 44
    + 248
    - 157

    added by Andrés León Johannesen
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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  45. 45
    + 391
    - 297

    Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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  46. 46
    + 378
    - 285

    Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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  47. 47
    + 310
    - 221

    added by MaximePerreault
    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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  48. 48
    + 394
    - 309

    Skate punk, Surf rock, Punk rock

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  49. 49
    + 271
    - 204

    added by JohnSphar
    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk

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  50. 50
    + 258
    - 192

    added by JohnSphar
    Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore

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